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The Heroine

One of my models is now a real hero! She'll soon be famous county wide.

This is Ginger

© Noonie

Last weekend a friend of mine set out on a mountain bike ride up a desolate county road in the ice and snow. It was a route he takes quite often and it didn't seem to bother him that it was cold because he had just gotten a whole new winter wardrobe to help keep him warm. How lucky that was! The road is a very rough forest service area used mostly by us hikers, cyclists, and some hunters. His wife and I went on a trip to play in the snow and when we returned he still wasn't back. She went looking for him and found him lying near a patch of ice where he had fallen and broken his leg. Ginger had followed him on his ride as she often does. He laid in the cold for 3 hours with Ginger there to keep him company and offer a bit of warmth. She also would run down the road and bark periodically to try and make someone come to his aid. She must have watched a lot of Lassie shows when she was a puppy! She's getting attention like a celebrity now, with an article being written in the local paper. The injured biker is on the mend and very glad she was his companion that day. I also should say that Ginger knows what it's like to be injured and need help. About a year ago she was hit by a car and lost a leg. So, if any buyers need a REAL HEROINE I have one to offer!

Photo credits: Susan Leggett.

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January 25, 2010

Littlemacproductions

Great story Susan! Just another good reason to have a dog!

January 19, 2010

Noonie

Ginger readily accepts all hugs! And I'll bet she's anxious for her cycling buddy to get back out with her!

January 19, 2010

Starblue

What a touching story! I love animal and esp dogs and anytime I read how they love us, I am touched in heart. I am sending a big caress to this wonderful beautiful lovely Ginger

January 17, 2010

Tan510jomast

this is what we call unconditional love. sadly enough , only animals possess such a virtue. i've seen many examples of this in my travels. little broken sparrow crawling on its wing to rescue another just hit by a car. prairie dogs with half their bodies broken by a senseless driver crying for each other as they slowly watch life leaving their broken bodies.

whoever said animals have no feelings, never played or spent quality time with animals .

January 16, 2010

Noonie

Thanks, everyone! The update sounds good, the therapy is going well.

January 16, 2010

Karenkh

Way to go Ginger! Hope your friend is mending well.

January 15, 2010

Ponytail1414

Inspiring!

January 15, 2010

Kaththea

It's a very touching story, this what a lot of people should learn from our little friends - loyalty and courage. thanks for sharing!

January 15, 2010

Creativei

what a nice story, hope human picks up some of the qualities of Ginger.

January 15, 2010

Noonie

A very good biking buddy and friend, indeed!

January 15, 2010

Linqong

Hi,susan.
Thank you for telling us this touching true story!
It's a real hero!!!It is our human friends.

January 15, 2010

Conceptualcreations

Very good dog! He's very lucky to have such a good companion!

January 15, 2010

Noonie

When you call 911 the first responders head out to assist, so what does that make Ginger? A first-first responder! :))

January 15, 2010

Maigi

Whow... great story! Lots of hugs from me too!!

January 15, 2010

Georgeskyrillos

Ginger the heroine. Way to go!

January 15, 2010

smartview27

cute dog and great story!

January 15, 2010

Frantab01

what a lovely story, well done Ginger - you must be so proud

January 14, 2010

Keki

oh wow!!! wonderful dog! :)) three cheers to ginger!

January 14, 2010

Fultonsphoto

Wonderful story (besides your friends broken leg), you go Ginger.

January 14, 2010

Mani33

Clapping hands for Ginger!
She has nice teeth :D
You should learn something from her Susan :-P

January 14, 2010

Noonie

Thanks, Marilyn I'll put your name on a treat for her.
Rozenn, thanks for reading!

January 14, 2010

Rosedarc

Thanks for sharing this inspiring story with us

January 14, 2010

Marilyngould

Big hug and LOTS of treats for Ginger! :)

January 14, 2010

Noonie

The paper called me for a photo so I decided she needed to be featured here. She's so unique looking!!! She'll get lots of treats and hugs now!
Thanks everybody!

January 14, 2010

Dmccale

what a wonderful story.And a Great hero Ginger is.Hugs to Ginger

January 14, 2010

Littledesire

Yeah good dog! Big hug for Ginger!

January 14, 2010

Gerrymphotos

What a great story. Thank God that everyone is OK.

January 14, 2010

Wildmac

Excellent outcome it could so easily have been different! I knew I loved dogs for a good reason! Someone give her a doggy treat from me ;)

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